Wester Auchenleish

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Angus, PH11 8PN

Offers Over £400,000

33.68 acres

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 3

  • 3 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms
  • Unique country cottage in a peaceful and secluded rural location
  • Spacious entertaining rooms
  • Attractive gardens with useful outbuildings
  • Expansive views across the glen

CLOSING DATE SET FOR 12 NOON THURSDAY 26th JANUARY 2023SITUATIONWester Auchenleish lies within the beautiful Glenisla, the most westerly of the Angus Glens, and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding moorland and forestry. Glenisla has a diverse range of ecologically important habitat with dramatic heather mountains in the north leading to rolling hills and pasture and the nearby Loch of Lintrathen is a wildlife reserve providing a sanctuary for ospreys and wildfowl and a popular destination for nature lovers. The River Isla runs through the glen which is the largest tributary of the River Tay, being known worldwide for its excellent salmon fishing. The area is also well known for wild brown trout fishing, golden eagles, Red & Roe deer and is rich in flora and fauna.The popular town of Alyth lies approximately 9.5 miles to the south and provides a range of amenities including a co-op supermarket, health centre, and golf course. Blairgowrie which sits a further 6 miles to the south provides a wide range of local services including both primary and secondary schooling, banks, hotels, restaurants, library, healthcare, and leisure centre with swimming pool, cottage hospital, two supermarkets and other individual specialist retailers.The city of Dundee sits approximately 25 miles to the south east and provides an extensive range of city amenities including national and local retailers, hotels and bars, Ninewells hospital, and an airport, bus station and train station which provide national and international transport connections.There are a number of options for education in the local area including Websters High School, Forfar Academy and the High School of Dundee as well as the University of Dundee and Dundee and Angus College.Angus provides a range of recreational opportunities. Hiking and cycling may be enjoyed locally and the surrounding hills and glens provide a rich environment for many different country and outdoor pursuits.DESCRIPTIONWester Auchenleish is a delightful stone built house which benefits from three generous reception rooms creating a flexible living space while maintaining the traditional feel of the building. The sun room, with exposed timber joists and a double height ceiling has exposed stone walls, under floor heating and concertina doors leading to the patio. The dual aspect dining kitchen room with a range of oak wall and base units benefits from a central island with double sink, gas range cooker and exposed beams and stone wall adding character. The dual aspect sitting room is a warm and charming room with a stone flagged floor, exposed stone walls and beams, a wood burning stove at one end and an open fire at the other end. There is a door giving direct access to the garden with views to the hills beyond.The remaining accommodation on the ground floor consists of a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room containing white fittings an airing cupboard and heated towel rail. The ground floor hall with an exposed stone wall, features traditional ‘box beds’, a strong Scottish tradition and makes a fine feature of the house. The family bathroom, with a bath and shower fitments has neutral fittings and shutters to the window.A handmade staircase leads to the first floor where there are two further bedrooms. The pine bedroom doors lead to bedrooms with velux windows and exposed stone walls providing plenty of atmosphere.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Sun Room, Hallway, Double Bedroom with Ensuite, BathroomFirst Floor: Two Double Bedrooms GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)Wester Auchenleish has a gravel parking area off the road with ample space for multiple cars. The attractive garden is mostly laid to grass with mature trees and shrubs and has a generous patio. The garden is dissected by Craigness Burn which is an attractive and unique feature. A stone wall with a gate leads into the remaining land which contains a mixture of mature trees, rough grazing and moorland with outstanding views from the peak of the land. An abundance of wildlife can be found visiting the garden including red squirrels, ducks and pheasants.In addition to the main house, Wester Auchenleish has a traditional stone bothy which contains a wash hand basin and has electricity and lights and offers great potential for a myriad of uses. There is also a new timber built double garage with a concrete floor contains electricity and benefits from a pedestrian door.